Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook
20 to 30
Yield
3 1/2 dozen cookies

How to Make It

Step 1

MIX butter, sugar and almond extract thoroughly using an electric mixer. Gradually blend in flour and corn starch. Add cherries and chocolate.

Step 2

FORM into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Pour sugar on a small plate; dip bottom of drinking glass in sugar and gently press down on each cookie to flatten.

Step 3

BAKE in a preheated 300°F oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until bottoms begin to brown.

Step 4

COOL 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5

PLACE 2 ounces chocolate and shortening in a small resealable plastic bag.  Microwave on HIGH for about 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted.  Snip off corner and drizzle over cookies.

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